Title: Bring Me Their Hearts
Author: Sara Wolf
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.
Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.
Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.
So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.
Winner takes the loser’s heart.
Let me start this review off by saying that I almost made myself late for work finishing this book off. It’s that good.
I actually didn’t get a chance to start this book until yesterday morning, and I ended up devouring it before I had to leave for work in the afternoon. 400 pages in one sitting. At no point did it feel like a book ~that~ big. I was so totally immersed in the story that I can’t really say that I even felt like I was reading anymore. You know when you’re reading, and your brain just kind of turns it into a movie? That’s what happened to me. Sara’s writing style made everything seem so vivid that I had no problem placing myself in the story and watching it play out movie-style.
Let’s talk about the characters, because this cast of characters is wonderful. Obviously I love Zera, our witty Heartless protagonist, but one of my favorite characters was Malachite. I love his relationship with Lucien, but his relationship with Zera and THE BANTER between those three is A+. Actually, the banter in this book in general is A++++. If you dig some good sass, look no further.
Bring Me Their Hearts is an action packed, witty, cinematic experience and I highly recommend it to everyone, even those who are a little bit shy about fantasy. I give it 5 out of 5 stars, and I expect to include this title in my “favorite books of 2018” post at the end of the year.